Mom Wanted to Give Caylee Up

Casey Anthony, a mother at 19, is person of interest in 3-year-old's disappearance
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2008 4:36 PM CDT
Anthony being escorted from the Orange County Florida jail by her attorney.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Casey Anthony has repeatedly lied to Florida officials investigating the case of her missing 3-year-old daugther, Caylee, the AP reports. Documents released this week also indicate that the 22-year-old mother is universally distrusted by those who know her, and that Anthony attempted to give up her daughter for adoption, but was forbidden by her mother.

Anthony says she waited a month before telling police Caylee was missing, from the home of a babysitter authorities cannot confirm exists. The files also include a poem written a week before Anthony went to the police. It reads, “What is given, Can be taken away. Everyone lies. Everyone dies.” Added a friend: “She really did not want to have the baby.”